If you’ve been inspired by the recent lingerie sewing episode of The Great British Sewing Bee then these free patterns are quick, use up little fabric, and are a great way to get some experience in sewing stretch fabrics and elastic. A google search will find you lots of free patterns but the ones that I have posted here are tried and tested by me!! Fiona x
Inspired by working women, with a dash of the Twenties. The Factory Dress slips over the head, features pockets and ready-rolled up sleeves. The Factory dress skill level is beginners with an ‘easy fit’ so use the bust measurement only for sizing.
I first made the dress in brushed cotton flannel, cosy for those winter months, layering over jeans and long sleeve tops but still very wearable in spring, whilst still a nip in the air.
Have you made a ruffle cushion before? Here’s a link to the free pattern which was also included in our newsletter this month. Click the DOWNLOAD below.Continue reading Downloads from our January 22 Newsletter
Woohoo! We are so excited to be nominated for Best Regional Independent Store – Scotland!!! We can’t THANK YOU enough for nominating us and we’d really appreciate it if you VOTE FOR US and help us to get Inverness on the map!!
Click here to be taken to the voting form, we are category 20. You don’t have to vote in every category but, of course, if you have an opinion then please do make a choice! Everyone who enters will automatically receive an exclusive download pack (with some fab wee sewing projects and a pattern for a linen top, see sneak peek below). You’ll also be entered into an exclusive prize draw to win one of two get-away breaks, valued at £3,500+
Ditch the wrapping paper and start a new tradition of fabric wraps, to pass around your family & friends.
Using any of your fabric, you can pick out ‘Christmassy’ colours but anything will do. You could even sew all your scraps together.Continue reading Reusable Gift Bag
Have you made scrunchies before? Sewing a tube and threading elastic through it? This is different … nice easy way and you don’t have to hand sew if that’s not your thing.
A simple design which can show of your favourite piece of fabric, whilst only using a minimal piece. Quick to whip up as a gift, especially when you are short of time.
When I’m sewing I get a bit absent minded … concentrating on my creation and not where I’m putting things! Back in 2014, when I started teaching, I had to get out of the habit of holding pins in my mouth …not only was it dangerous ~ I could accidently swallow one ~ but totally unhygenic too!
I came up with this wrist pin cushion pattern, using a milk bottle top to stop the pins from pricking me!Continue reading Wrist Pin Cushion Pattern